Monday, 11 September 2023
Gilmore Electorate: Ulladulla Milton Lions Club
On Saturday, I had the absolute delight in attending the 60th anniversary of the Ulladulla Milton Lions Club, held at the Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club. What a celebration it was. It's easy to see the love for the Ulladulla Milton Lions Club and what this club has achieved, together with other service clubs and organisations, for the benefit of the Milton Ulladulla community. Around 150 people attended this event. They came from Ulladulla Milton Lions—current members, past members, children of past members—other Lions clubs, local service clubs, volunteer organisations and schools. The Ulladulla Milton Lions Club have raised and donated a huge $1.495 million to the community over the last 10 years. They return this money to support many community causes and volunteer groups.
One of these major projects has been the establishment of Jindelara Cottage, a respite cottage for people with a disability. They are now onto the next stage of the Jindelara project, establishing independent living units for people with a disability, and I'm proud to have secured $638,000 to support this next stage. The Lions Preloved Bookshop at Ulladulla has now raised over $900,000 and exchanged 96,000 books. Members have sold over 15,000 sausage sandwiches. Their Christmas decals brighten the Christmas spirit. The Ulladulla Milton club members are simply amazing.